Ohio, race, Obama, and Bush.
The Quinnipiac Poll that came out yesterday had some interesting numbers on Ohio, race, and Barack Obama.
You have to scroll down pretty far in the actual poll results, but here are the highlights:
- 36 percent of Ohioans say the fact that Obama is black has been an advantage to him in the campaign, versus 14 percent who say it's been a disadvantage
- Those numbers are much more even for Clinton. 27 percent of Ohioans say the fact that she's a woman has been a disadvantage, compared to 24 percent who say it's an advantage.
- President Bush's approval rating is a miserable 27 percent. It's even worse among self-described independents.
- By a 59 percent to 33 percent margin, Ohioans think the Iraq war was the wrong thing for the US to do.